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January 24, 2013

5 Things to know in Pennsylvania news

Here's today's look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania.

UNION EXPECTED TO PROTEST STALLED CONTRACT TALKS AT BOARD MEETING OF STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION

The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties represents professors at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities. Those 6,000 faculty members have been working without a new contract since 2011.

CLOSING ARGUMENTS EXPECTED AFTER FIRED PRISON GUARD WRAPS UP HIS TESTIMONY

The guard, Harry Nicoletti, has denied physically and sexually abusing inmates and attorneys are expected to address the Allegheny County jury charged with deliberating his fate shortly after he finishes testifying today.

REWARD FOR KILLER OF PHILADELPHIA PEDIATRICIAN GROWS TO $35,000

Police say there was no sign of forced entry before 35-year-old Melissa Ketunuti's body was found bound and on fire in her basement on Monday.

IT'S LIKE WAITING FOR THE BUS: IT'LL GET THERE EVENTUALLY

Gov. Tom Corbett now says he'll announce a long-anticipated transportation funding plan next month, after his administration initially told lawmakers it would be rolled out this week. The Associated Press first reported last week that the plan hinges on raising nearly $2 billion a year by increasing taxes on the fuel sold to gas stations.

INDICTMENT SAYS PHILADELPHIA WOMAN CONFINED PEOPLE LIKE ZOO ANIMALS IN SCHEME TO STEAL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

Authorities say the charges against 52-year-old Linda Weston mark the first time the federal hate crime statute has been used to protect disabled people. The investigation began in October 2011 after a landlord found four underfed victims locked in an apartment building basement, including one chained to a boiler.

 

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